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2021

Shooting starsFaculty Achievements, Engagement and Publications in 2021

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  • Alumni update: Alex Stein '18, management, drafted by NBA G League team
  • Faculty presentation: Drs. Jack and Moriah Smothers presented "Applying the SCARF Model to Coaching Pedagogy" at the Lilly Conference on Innovative Strategies to Advance Learning in Asheville, NC.
  • Faculty publication: Dr. Jack Smothers, associate professor of management, Jeanette Maier-Lytle, instructor in accounting, Dr. Manfen Chen, associate professor of finance, and Dr. Kevin Celuch, professor of marketing, co-authored the article, "Engaging Students Through Activity Design: A Service-Dominant Logic Perspective," which was published in the Journal of the Academy of Business Education.
  • Dr. Jason Fertig, associate professor of management, quoted in USA Today about social media and technology use and overuse.
  • Dr. Sima Fortsch, assistant professor of management, received a $45,000 grant from the Virginia Commonwealth Transfusion Foundation to fund a scientific study of “time–and–motion” to assess the sustainability of the blood value chain by targeting the horizontally–integrated community blood centers in the Tri–State area of Iowa, Nebraska, and South Dakota. The goal of the project is to increase effectiveness and efficiency of the blood value chain.
  • Dr. Abbas Foroughi, professor of computer information systems and chair of management and information sciences; Dr. Mohammed Khayum, USI Interim Provost; and Dr. Jack Smothers, associate professor of management and MBA director, co-authored "Principle-Based MBA Course Design." Foroughi presented it at the 2018 DSI Annual Meeting in the Innovative Education and Teaching: Course Design and Assessment Session, in Chicago, IL.
  • Faculty award: Dr. Jack Smothers, associate professor of management and MBA Director, received the 2018 Best Paper Award in the Journal of Management History for his paper, "Social Enterprise in Antebellum America: The Case of Nashoba (1824-1829)." It was co-authored by Patrick Murphy, Milorad Novicevic, John Humphreys, Foster Roberts, & Artem Kornetskyy.
  • Faculty publication: Dr. Abbas Foroughi's article, "What is Block Chain - and Why Do I Need to Know About It" published in the latest issue of USI's illume magazine.
  • Faculty publications: Dr. Sima Fortsch, assistant professor of management. Fortsch's recent research publications include, "The value of inventory and the direction of the supply chain bullwhip effect," "Decreasing operational costs of non-profit community-based blood centres," and "A resilient donor arrival policy for blood." 
  • Faculty presentation: Dr. Thomas Weber, assistant professor of management, presented Caring Organization and Innovation at the Academy of International Business - U.S. Southeast Annual Conference 2019. 
  • Faculty award: Dr. Thomas Weber, assistant professor of management, received the Best Receiver Award from the Academy of International Business - U.S. Southeast Annual Conference 2019.
  • Dr. Sima Fortsch, assistant professor of management, awarded the Dean's Award for Excellence in Research
  • Dr. Ernest H. Hall, Jr., professor of management, will be named the 2019 USI Distinguished Professor.

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